Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Pest Management)
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
100% online study with practicum placement
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As Australia’s #1 university for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2022), University of Southern Queensland is the right place to make real progress. Regardless of your education history, your age or your aspirations, at UniSQ you’ll be inspired by quality learning experiences matched with top resources and research. Having delivered distance and online learning for over 40+ years, UniSQ supports you to learn at your own pace—exactly how it suits you.
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What you'll learn
On completion of this program, students should be able to:
• apply a broad and coherent body of theoretical and applied knowledge in the environmental sciences, with in-depth knowledge in one or more specialist disciplines.
• apply a range of cognitive, technical and practical skills reflecting the underlying principles of one or more environmental science disciplines, to collect, analyse, interpret and present environmental science data using appropriate experimental, computational, statistical and technological approaches.
• exhibit well developed scientific literacy and oral, written and digital communication skills to explain environmental sciences issues and scientific results to a range of audiences.
• work independently and collaboratively to critically and creatively analyse issues and develop appropriate understanding and solutions to complex environmental problems across a range of cultural, institutional, national and global contexts.
• display ethical, professional and cultural awareness, including those of Indigenous knowledge systems and practises, in a wide diversity of professional applications.
Graduates may work as a biosecurity officer, ranger, pest control officer, wildlife ecologist, wildlife scientist, and game management officer. Graduates may work for resources/mining industries, national parks, universities, defence organisations, CSIRO, State and Federal Government departments, and other organisations contributing to sustainable utilisation and management of our natural resources.
ATAR/Selection Rank + General Mathematics Subject pre-requisite + English Language Proficiency
Residential School/s + Work Integrated Learning
Credit for previous study or work
Exemptions/credit will be assessed based on the UniSQ Credit and Exemption Procedure. Claims for credit for previous study should be submitted prior to or at the time of enrolment. Each claim will be assessed on individual merit in line with UniSQ policy.
Study Australia’s only specialised major in vertebrate pests, blending the theoretical and practical elements of managing wildlife and pest animals, embedded within broad environmental and ecological knowledge. Study animal health, welfare and behaviour and learn how to implement game, pest and wildlife management plans. Undertake a 2-week field trip from your first year, to a local site abundant with native and introduced wildlife species such as deer, wild dogs, ibis, kangaroos, bettongs, potoroos, bandicoots, and brushtail possums. Learn about the environment, wildlife, vertebrate pests and biosecurity, resolving human-wildlife conflict, as well as a wide range of ecological methods, sensors and technology.
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